Mika Brzezinski is an American journalist, talk show host, author, and political commentator. She is an active co-hosts MSNBC’s weekday morning show called Morning Joe. She was previously a news correspondent for CBS and was considered a “ground zero” reporter because she was the main correspondent behind the live broadcast of the September 11 attacks.
Mika is a visiting fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, where she often participates in issues such as equal pay for women. Despite this, she is the author of three books, two based on her career as a journalist and one on food addiction.
Born on May 2, 1967 in New York City, Mika Brzezinski comes from a highly educated background where her father was of Polish descent.
Her father’s name is Zbigniew Brzeziński, a foreign policy expert and former National Security Adviser, while her mother’s name is Emilie Anna Benešová, a Swiss-born sculptor of Czech descent.
Mika’s father worked as a teacher at Columbia University when she was born, and the family later moved to McLean, Virginia in late 1976 after her father was named National Security Advisor by newly-elected President Jimmy Carter .
Mika grew up with her brother named Mark, who is an American diplomat and has recently worked as the United States Ambassador to Poland. Mika’s second brother works as a military expert and is called Ian Brzezinski.
She attended Madeira School and later Georgetown University where she received her education for two years and later transferred to Williams College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English in 1989.
Mika Brzezinski career
Mika began her professional life working as a job assistant for ABC’s World News This Morning in 1990. In 1991, she moved to Hartford, Connecticut and joined Fuchs’ affiliated WTIC-TV/WTIC-DT.
She joined the channel as an assignments and features editor, where she was later promoted to general assignments reporter. Later in 1992 Mika left Fox and joined ‘CBS’ affiliated ‘WFSB-TV’/’WFSB-DT’ where she received her promotion and became a morning anchor in 1995.
In 1997, she quit her job and became a correspondent for CBS, where she began hosting the program Up to the Minute. During her brief hiatus from the CBS channel in 2001, Mika joined rival network MSNBC and began co-hosting the show HomePage.
In September 2001, Mika made her comeback as a correspondent for CBS News and began reporting live on the South Tower collapse. She has contributed to CBS as a correspondent, standby presenter, host of Breaking News, shows like Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes.
Mika returned to MSNBC on January 26, 2007 and began appearing on the show entitled “Up to the Minute” and hosting the weekly primetime newsbreaks. She occasionally began reporting for NBC Nightly News and hosted Weekend Today before becoming co-anchor with Joe Scarborough as co-host of Morning Joe.
Mika Brzezinski Biography
|Real name||Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski Scarborough|
|Date of birth||May 2, 1967|
|Age (as of 2022)||55 years|
|Place of birth||New York, New York, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 5” – in centimeters – 165 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 55kg – in pounds – 121 pounds|
|shoe size||6.5 (US)|
Mika Brzezinski Family
|mother||Emilie Benes Brzezinski|
|Brothers||Ian Brzezinski, Mark Brzezinski|
|University||Georgetown University, Williams College|
|Who is Mika Brzezinski’s husband?||Joe Scarborough|
|children||Two (Carlie & Emilie Hoffer)|
Mika Brzezinski first married with James Patrick Hoffer in 1993, who was a TV news reporter and is now part of WABC-TV. The couple met while on media channel WTIC-TV. They have two daughters named Emilie and Carlie Hoffer. Due to rumors of an affair between Mika and Joe, the two separated and eventually divorced in 2016.
Later, in early 2017, Mika got engaged to her co-host Joe and they eventually married in Washington, DC in 2018
Mika Brzezinski Net Worth
Mika has an estimated salary base of more than $13 million, which is further influenced by her reporting on the news, writing books and memoirs, and her earnings from the show Morning Joe. She has made the most of her work at NBC and MSNBC. What is certain is that she earns a lot with her only job as a correspondent and book author.